Destination Chicago – Knox Central’s Future Business Leaders plan for national competition

If Knox Central students had a business plan for advancing their way to national competition, the plan would be one worth investing in. 

Nine students were in the spotlight representing Knox Central High School at the Kentucky Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference held April 20-22 after previously winning at the regional level competition held in March.   Of the nine state winners, seven have earned the opportunity to advance to the national level.

State winners from Knox Central include (with the first four events advancing to national):

Desktop Publishing—1st  place, Brandi Mills & Ashley Kozlow

Word Processing—1st place, Christopher Gibson

Spreadsheet Applications—4th place, Amanda Wahlstedt

Business Plan Project—5th place, Ryan Yother, Corey Carnes, & Hannah Mills

Client Services—5th place, Sarah Miles

Computer Applications—5th, Kelsey Engle

The students are now preparing for the National Leadership Conference that will be held June 29-July 2 in Chicago, Illinois.

Future Business Leaders of America, a career and technical student organization, allows students in the pathways of business and marketing to demonstrate their knowledge of business principles and procedures through competitive events and networking opportunities.   The students competed against business students from across eastern Kentucky for the chance to advance to nationals during the State Conference held at the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY.